The Links, Incorporated focuses on providing a range of innovative, substantive and sustainable Pre-K-16 programming which contributes proven results to key educational or social/community issues.
The Links, Incorporated has a strong and rich record of support for the performing and visual arts, especially where it focused on the presentation of artists of color.
The Links, Incorporated focuses on eliminating disparities to reduce barriers to services through leadership, education, and service. The mission of this facet is to empower the membership to effectively empower the various communities served.
The Links, Incorporated has a mission through it’s Global Trilogy of International Trends and Services, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and the Signature Program, "Education Across the Miles” to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world.
The Links, Incorporated established the Health and Human Services facet in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in our communities and result in the decreased life expectancy of African-Americans. This new facet brings greater focus, resources, and coordination to The Links, Incorporated’s health initiatives already in existence.
Port City Links Programs
Port City’s signature program focus is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle and Childhood Obesity Prevention and serves to widen the Chapter’s influence as a catalyst for bringing together community partners, parents, school officials/teachers, and children to encourage awareness of and activities to increase healthy lifestyle choices and idle time for elementary school-aged children. Port City’s programming emphasis is to increase physical activity and to help children make healthier food and activity choices. We do this through collaborations with community engagement and school partnership development.
Healthy Lifestyle and Childhood Obesity Prevention
The Healthy Lifestyle and Childhood Obesity Prevention programs are being implemented at the MacGregor Elementary School, Gregg Elementary School, and the Codwell Elementary School. At each school we host activities including physical and educational-themed activities.
Healthy Fun Fair (STEM)
We annually co-host a healthy fun fair themed with nutrition and physical activity and seek to introduce children to science, math, engineering and technology (STEM).